Children and Families Program

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is designed to promote the healthy development of children aged 0-6 years and their families by offering community-based holistic and culturally based activities. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, caring, non-judgmental atmosphere for children and families to grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The aim of the program is to strengthen parenting, child development, and cultural retention. Information on various topics such as nutrition, budgeting, parenting, violence, child development, and stress are presented to families. This program also provided one on one support, advocacy in family legal aid, home visits and child welfare supports.

Healthy Babies

“The Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program is designed to assist aboriginal Families and provide the best opportunities for healthy development for children 0-6 years of age through education, family home visits, service coordination and referrals.
The Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children benefits families by supporting the development of healthy attachment between parents and their children and allows for families to enhance their parenting skills, learn more about Indigenous cultural, and have individualized support in home.”


Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Our goal of the off reserve Canada Prenatal Nutrition program is to help encourage and promote healthy pregnancies for Aboriginal mothers and their babies. We offer support for babies up to 6 months of age and their families. CPNP uses a community development approach to try and help in improving maternal infant care, promoting healthy birth weights, provide breastfeeding support, strengthen community supports for pregnant women, provide pre/postnatal education, and overall better health promotion for expecting mothers and their families. The CPNP will provide food supplements, one on one support, education and referrals to others services within Hamilton Regional Indian Centre as well as community resources. Support can also be focused on lifestyle issues that can affect baby, such as smoking and alcohol use and/or family violence. CPNP does focus on making families stronger by offering community based and culturally appropriate services.


Services offered

  • Prenatal/Postnatal classes
  • Home/Hospital visits
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Prenatal supplements
  • Cultural teachings
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals
  • Breastfeeding support
  • New parent support


Akwe:go is a Mohawk word meaning “everybody” or “all of us”. The Akwe:go Urban Aboriginal Children’s Program is for children ages 7-12. The Akwe:go Children’s Program aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of Aboriginal children and their families. The Akwe:go Children’s Program also offers a wide range of events and activities after school and weeknights to urban aboriginal children 7-12 that focus on cultural awareness, physical activities, arts and crafts, life skills and strengthening family relationships.